|Diet Soap Podcast #126: The Dream of Occupy - Douglas Lain|
The blogger, political philosopher, and commie Jodi Dean is the guest this week. She returns to discuss how the Occupy Movement fits into this Late Capitalist moment, and we look at both what is great about Occupy Wall Street and what the movement's limitations might be. We spoke last Friday, right before Occupy Portland was scheduled to be evicted from two adjoining parks (Chapman and Lownsdale squares) in downtown Portland...
Keywords: occupy wallstreet; socialism; anti-capitalism; movements
|Diet Soap Philosophy Workshop #3 - Douglas Lain|
Listeners and subscribers to the Diet Soap podcast connect online to discuss Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. The collage/lecture that sparked this conversation was episode 141 of the Diet Soap podcast entitled The Self Certainty of John Malkovich (http://dietsoap.podomatic.com/entry/2012-04-26T00_30_00-07_00).
Keywords: hegel; phenomenology; diet soap; philosophy; writing
|Diet Soap Podcast #122: Occupy Wallstreet - Douglas Lain|
The guest this week is the Journalist Margaret Kimberley. Ms. Kimberley writes a weekly column for the Black Agenda Report called Freedom Rider and she is a regular guest on this podcast as well. Whenever something major happens in the world of late capitalist politics, whether it's something depressing like putting Social Security on the chopping block as President Barack Obama did during the debt ceiling crisis over the summer or something hopeful like the Occupy Wall Street movement I will us...
Keywords: occupy wallstreet; revolution; socialism; marxism
|Diet Soap Podcast #125: Capitalism's System Failure - Douglas Lain|
The guest this week is Marxist economist Andrew Kliman. Kliman is a professor at Pace University, the author of two books: Reclaiming Marx and The Failure of Capitalist Production, and a returning guest to the podcast. Since Occupy Wall Street has taken off you may have noticed that this Commie show has gotten worse. That is, while I've played the Internationale at the beginning of every episode during the last two years, I recently replaced that intro with Rick Roderick imploring us to transcen...
Keywords: capitalism; marxism; value theory; crisis theory; economics
|Diet Soap Podcast #135: Occupying Dennis - Douglas Lain|
The guest this week is a regular. Dennis Perrin, author of Savage Mules and Mister Mike, returns to look back on the Late Capitalist moment of 2011, Walking like an Egyptian, and Occupy. I want to thank Kwame A, and Christopher M for signing up to be regular subscriber/donors to the podcast and for signing up for the Diet Soap Philosophy Workshop. Next weekend at 130pm on Saturday the 25th I'll be hosting the first online workshop/lecture on Hegel's introduction to the Phenomenology of Spirit...
Keywords: occupy wallstreet; egyptian revolution; arab spring; 2011